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Jeffrey Wright was "SPOILED" into thinking "You can be an Actor and Also Be Relevant."

Shadow and Act By Monique | Shadow and Act October 14, 2011 at 2:46AM

The Root recently interviewed, Jeffrey Wright about his role in The Ides of March as well as the upcoming 9/11 drama Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. During his conversation with Valerie Gladstone, Wright was asked about his affinity for political dramas. His response was pithy but poignant...
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The Root recently interviewed, Jeffrey Wright about his role in The Ides of March as well as the upcoming 9/11 drama Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. During his conversation with Valerie Gladstone, Wright was asked about his affinity for political dramas. His response was pithy but poignant...

Quote:

"Some musicians play blues, others classical jazz or bluegrass. I like to play political roles because I can merge my political interests with my creative interests. I was spoiled by being in Angels in America -- with thinking you could be an actor and also be relevant. Also, I grew up in Washington, D.C., and studied political science in college".

So, it's interesting what he states about "thinking you could be an actor and also be relevant." It kind of reminds me of my interview with Chi McBride and the infamous "pretentious actor's bullshit" line. Maybe I'm over-analyzing Jeffrey's comments but in some ways it seems as though he is saying the same thing, just with less bite in his language. Is acting just acting and not some elevated art that is life (world) changing? Or is it all relative to those who partake in it, whether it be from the working end or in a theater seat? Whats your thoughts?

Oh and if you missed it, you can read Jeffrey's full interview HERE.


UPDATE: For those asking about the Chi McBride interview, check for it HERE. Remember, you gotta read S&A everyday or you may miss something that could change your life! lol

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